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SGS UK Ltd Hardlines Training Seminars for 2020

Our SGS consumer goods and retail experts are running a series of hardlines training seminars in 2020 covering:

  • REACH: fundamental impact on hardgoods
  • EN71 and chemical testing for toys
  • General product safety and managing risk in hardlines
  • International toy standards and regulations

REACH: Fundamental impact on hardgoods

All manufacturers, importers, distributors and downstream users of chemicals within the hardlines sector and their products need to be fully aware of the impact that REACH has on their business and suppliers. With our REACH expertise and network of global experience, our training helps you understand the regulation framework and develop a strategy towards adapting and managing REACH going forward.

Date: TBC – please register your interest
Time: 10am–1pm
Location: Ealing
Trainer: Andrew Geatches

EN71 and chemical testing for toys

The safety of toys within Europe is governed by the Toy Safety Directive, which lays down the legal requirements covering the safety of toys, their labelling and the obligations on manufacturers, importers and retailers. This training provides an overview of current European and international toy safety legislation and an understanding of legal obligations as well as the chemical requirements within the European Directives and the obligations of everyone within the supply chain.

In addition, it will look at when to test your product, the types of tests that the labs carry out and how to read test reports. Learn how to apply the CE mark and use the correct warnings.

Date: 15 April 2020
Time: 10am–1pm
Location: Ashby-de-la-Zouch
Trainer: Rob Hinchcliffe

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General product safety and managing risk in hardlines

Within the EU the General Product Safety Regulations apply to all products intended for or likely to be used by consumers (even if not intended for them) that are supplied or made available. The following types of consumer goods would fall within the GPSR:

  • Nursery and juvenile products
  • Leisure, exercise and sporting goods
  • Household goods, such as kitchen and cookware
  • DIY products
  • Furniture and soft furnishings
  • Hobby and art materials

This seminar will provide an understanding of how the regulations work in the UK as well as looking at how a simple but effective risk assessment process can be implemented.

Date: 20 May 2020
Time: 10am–1pm
Location: Ashby-de-la-Zouch
Trainer: Rob Hinchcliffe

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International toy standards and regulations

Aligning global toy regulations has always been a goal but today there are still significant differences between standards across the world. This can create problems for manufacturers and importers when looking to expand their scope of global markets. This seminar will focus on two main markets – US and Canada and Australia and New Zealand – and it will look at the standards in each of these markets and provide an overview of each as well as discussing how these differ to the UK and EU requirements. In addition, details of some of the other key developing markets around the world will be discussed.

Date: 10 June 2020
Time: 10am–1pm
Location: Ashby-de-la-Zouch
Trainer: Rob Hinchcliffe

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EN71 and chemical testing for toys

The safety of toys within Europe is governed by the Toy Safety Directive, which lays down the legal requirements covering the safety of toys, their labelling and the obligations on manufacturers, importers and retailers. This training provides an overview of current European and international toy safety legislation and an understanding of legal obligations as well as the chemical requirements within the European Directives and the obligations of everyone within the supply chain.

In addition, it will look at when to test your product, the types of tests that the labs carry out and how to read test reports. Learn how to apply the CE mark and use the correct warnings.

Date: 18 November 2020
Time: 10am–1pm
Location: Ashby-de-la-Zouch
Trainer: Rob Hinchcliffe

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For further information and to book please contact:

Rob Hinchcliffe
UK Hardlines Manager
t: 07584 682598

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